By Michael Gioia
08 Jan 2014
|Photo by Janine N. Ajamian|
Mark Waldrop (Bea Arthur on Broadway) will direct Til Divorce Do Us Part — presented by Rosemary Kalikow, Leslie Simpson, 3 Cats Productions and Dean A.Carpenter — which features a concept, lyrics and choreography by Ruthe Ponturo and music by John Thomas Fischer.
The cast includes Fischer, Martin Landry, Erin Maguire, Dana Wilson and Gretchen Wylder.
Til Divorce Do Us Part: The Musical, according to press notes, "is inspired by the true story of Ms. Ponturo, a Broadway producer's wife who was unceremoniously dumped by her husband after decades of marriage. Determined to celebrate a new chapter in her life, Ponturo's character turns to her wickedly witty friends, who together sing, dance and laugh their way through the ripple effects of divorce and self-discovery in this musical comedy revue."
An earlier incarnation of Til Divorce Do Us Part: The Musical played eight sold-out showcase performances at the Triad in 2013.